AN ADVENTURE IN PREIKESTOLEN

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On 29th October, we went to an adventure very nice to Preikestolen. Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock in English, is a tourist attraction in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland. It is a steep cliff which rises 604 metros above the Lysefjorden. Atop the cliff, there is an almost flat top of approximately 25 by 25 metros. It sits on the north side of the fjord, opposite the Kjerag plateau, located on the south side.

We live in Sandnes, which is 45 km far from there. We should not come back to Brazil before to go there. Right, we done it! We woke up early on the morning to prepare ours stuff: appropriate clothes, snacks, coffee and, of course, smartphone with full battery to take some pictures. Our dear host mother Ariane joined us with her baby Helena. The day was perfect to do it: clear sky, sunny day, not too cold nor raining (uncommon day in Stavanger Region). Our hiking to Preikestolen started around 11 am and just in few minutes we could see amazing places and views. We walked about 2 hours to arrive the up there and when we got there we were impressed. The sky was totality clear up there and we could see clearly whole of the landscape. It was really fantastic. My first thought was how high we were and how dangerous could be it, but all those thoughts went away when I see how amazing the view was. Bit by bit I approached to edge of the cliff, it was very windy, and when I got the edge I spent some minutes appreciating the view.  Actually, I do not remember about what I was thinking, but for sure I thought in some moment how great God is and how He is uncovered through His creation.

I believe the day in Preikestolen was one of day most incredible in Norway. I am very thankful to God for that moment and for beautiful nature which He made.

written by Felipe Augusto